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Now, apparently, I need to absorb poison to protect my face from itself

Now, apparently, I need to absorb poison to protect my face from itself

Suddenly, it seems, being a woman who’s not a teenager is a sickness that requires medical intervention.

  • by Michelle Andrews

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Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet – it's as mad as the rest
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Go ahead and laugh at the wine and egg diet – it's as mad as the rest

We look back and laugh at these diets because now we know better. We make our dietary decisions with far more scientific rigour. Or do we?

  • by Kasey Edwards
Kim Kardashian would have you believe women's body hair never existed
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Kim Kardashian would have you believe women's body hair never existed

There must be no underestimating the impact of defining ‘normal’ to a generation of girls who desperately aspire to be just that.

  • by Eleanor Kirk
More than half of 14, 15-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight
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More than half of 14, 15-year-old girls afraid of gaining weight

Girls are more concerned about their weight than boys.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Naomi Watts is *not* being naughty eating pizza like nobody's watching
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Naomi Watts is *not* being naughty eating pizza like nobody's watching

Time to stop shaming women for enjoying our food, thanks.

  • by Katherine Smyrk
'Soft porn' and Instagram: how plastic surgeons fuel body image anxiety
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'Soft porn' and Instagram: how plastic surgeons fuel body image anxiety

Plastic surgeons who pander to social media to create on-trend procedures and advertise their practices have earned a stern rebuke at their ‘Breast Masters Symposium’ in Sydney.

  • by Kate Aubusson
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Robyn Lawley is rightfully peeved with Victoria's Secret
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Robyn Lawley is rightfully peeved with Victoria's Secret

A new campaign by Australian supermodel, Robyn Lawley, is calling out Victoria's Secret for failing to use a single 'curvy' model.

  • by Wendy Squires
What to do if your child is teased for being 'fat'
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What to do if your child is teased for being 'fat'

Children pick up from TV, movies, and books that fat is a synonym for bad.

  • by Kasey Edwards
How do we teach our girls not to believe in the 'black mirror'?
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How do we teach our girls not to believe in the 'black mirror'?

"I think filtering and photoshopping is having a tremendously negative impact on young girls' self-esteem."

  • by Wendy Tuohy
For pre-Instagram babes, getting your pic taken doesn't get any easier

For pre-Instagram babes, getting your pic taken doesn't get any easier

I take about five selfies a year, usually with my daughter beside me to distract the eye.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
Dieting is being re-branded 'wellness', but does that mean it works?
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Dieting is being re-branded 'wellness', but does that mean it works?

Dieting for weight loss has been a big money spinner, despite low long-term success rates, but can calling it 'wellness' make you lose weight and keep it off?

  • by Kasey Edwards